How to embroider the stem stitch & a little hamsa to practice on
Embroidery / Free Patterns / Projects and Tutorials

How to embroider the stem stitch & a little hamsa to practice on

To embroider curved lines, the stem stitch makes a fabulous choice. It turns along curved lines beautifully, and you can vary the thickness of your embroidered line by varying the angle of the needle as you make the stitch. These stitch diagrams illustrate the how-to, and I’ve posted a little hamsa for you to practice … Continue reading

How to Make Beautiful Machine Appliques from Silk Fabric | Video Tutorial
Projects and Tutorials / Video

How to Make Beautiful Machine Appliques from Silk Fabric | Video Tutorial

This excerpt from the pomegranate atarah video tutorial focuses on the technique of making machine appliques from silk dupioni fabric. Spoiler alert: Use sheer fusible interfacing to back the appliques, and baste the appliques on to the background fabric before finishing the edges. The video walks you through the steps. Use dupioni silk when you … Continue reading

Here’s an Easy Way to Sew Tzitzit Holes in Your Tallit [Video]
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Here’s an Easy Way to Sew Tzitzit Holes in Your Tallit [Video]

When you’re sewing a tallit, making holes in the corners for the tzitzit strings can be tricky if your sewing machine can’t make eyelet circles automatically. We’ve come to the rescue with a technique you can use with any sewing machine. This video explains. It’s full of details and tips, so even beginning sewists can … Continue reading